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Disclosed herein is a current control for a lighting assembly, which may be an LED lighting assembly, which may be a pulse width modulated (“PWM”) current control or other form of current control where each current-controlled unit is uniquely addressable and capable of receiving illumination color information on a computer lighting network. In an embodiment, the invention includes a binary tree network configuration of lighting units (nodes). In another embodiment, the present invention comprises a heat dissipating housing, made out of a heat-conductive material, for housing the lighting assembly. The heat dissipating housing contains two stacked circuit boards holding respectively the power module and the light module. The light module is adapted to be conveniently interchanged with other light modules.

Title
Illumination components
Application Number
9/213659
Publication Number
6211626 (B1)
Application Date
December 17, 1998
Publication Date
April 3, 2001
Inventor
Michael K Blackwell
Milton
MA, US
Frederick Marshall Morgan
Quincy
MA, US
George G Mueller
Boston
MA, US
Ihor Lys
Boston
MA, US
Agent
Foley Hoag &Eliot
US
Assignee
Color Kinetics Incorporated
MA, US
IPC
G05F 1/00
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